7/17/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott says he can’t keep paying for his ex-wife’s baller lifestyle, ’cause he hasn’t found a new job yet.
As we previously reported, Scott signed a $17 MILLION contract with the Lakers right after he filed for divorce in 2014. He’d been married to his high school sweetheart, Anita, for 29 years.
Since he was making around $300k per month at the time, the judge ordered him to pay $26k per month in spousal support.
But in new court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Byron claims his financial situation has changed drastically … ’cause he got fired in April and isn’t pulling those huge NBA checks anymore.
Byron says his only form of income these days is a $50k-per-month deferred compensation check from the Cavs … and half of that already goes straight to Anita.
On top of that, Byron says he probably won’t find a new job ’til next year …. ’cause every team has filled their coaching spots and “there will not be a need for an analyst or commentator” at this point in the season.
Byron is asking the judge to cut off all spousal support payments … at least for now. The case is due back in court later this month.